From Long Hair to Dapper Slicked Back Hairstyle

Cut your long hair and get a gentleman’s slicked back style

With the current hairstyle trend of long hair, I’m seeing guys who are just growing their manes long just for the sake of looking like the next guy. This, in my opinion, goes against the core of being a man, as a man is supposed to seek his own path in life and stand up from the sheep-thinking behavior that plagues society nowadays. Hairstyle trends are the same, and, while I may joke about bleached slicked back hair here in this site, I always advise my hair salon customers to strive for a look that suits them and with which they feel most comfortable in.

I also advise my hair salon customers to avoid clown hairstyles like this one:

A photograph of a young male with an ugly pompadour hairstyle with an undercut haircut

Back to the basics with the undercut for a dapper look

Just as I may joke around with some of the newer silly men’s hairstyles that seem to crop up every couple of months, I will also admit that I am biased towards the classic hairstyles for men. After all, I’m a barber, and even though I own a unisex hair salon and we get plenty of modern hairstyle requests from our customers, I always advice our male customers to, when in doubt, always err on the side of caution and go for a classic look instead of risking their manes. In fact, wearing a classic hairstyle has been shown time and time again to be a winner with good-looking classy women. Continue reading →

Side Swept Hairstyle Guide for Curly Hair Men

How to style a classic side swept with curly hair

One of the most-common hairstyle problems for curly hair men is styling their curls in a side swept hairstyle. My barbershop clients with curly hair complain that’s it’s close to impossible to slick their curls either back or to the side. And I do agree with them, for curly hair is too loopy and curved to be able to give you a smooth hair slick; however, that doesn’t mean that you cannot style curly hair in a side swept hairstyle. Continue reading →

Classic Hairstyles for Men in the 1930s to 1960s

A look into the 1930s to 1960s men’s classic hairstyles

If you have been following this site, you will know that men in the 1930s to 1960s were the epitome of classic men with equally classic hairstyles. Slicked back hair was one of those classic hairstyles, as so was the traditional side swept style.

With both the slicked back hairstyle and the side-parted swept style, the hair was cut with a short to medium taper haircut, leaving just-enough hair length on the top for combing. On average, men in the 1930s to 1960s would wear their hair at the 3-inch length mark on the top, while the sides were tapered very short. Oil based pomade or hair tonic were the most-popular hair products for men in these decades — as opposed to now, when men have a huge variety of hair products available to choose from. Continue reading →